Mr. Hatch holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Mining Geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London. He began his career with BP Minerals before working as a mine geologist for Rustenburg Platinum Mines in South Africa.
Mr. Hatch returned to the UK in 1982 and has established a career in mining investment banking spanning over 35 years, primarily as a mining analyst and in the management of mining equity teams, as well as in raising finance for mining companies. Over his career he has developed a unique insight and broad global expertise, ranging from the largest diversified global mining companies, to potential small cap exploration IPOs, covering all major mining equity markets and spanning the commodity spectrum.
Mr. Hatch has interacted with institutional investors in many jurisdictions and has worked for investment banks headquartered in many countries, including the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and the Netherlands. In the last 10 years, his roles have included Managing Director, Head of European Metals & Mining Equity Research at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Managing Director, Head of Metals & Mining Research at ING Bank. His last role in mining investment banking was with Canaccord Genuity in London, where he was Director, Mining Equity Research. In 2018, Mr. Hatch launched his own business, Nick Hatch Mining Advisory Ltd., to provide a range of specialist services including mining research, business development and financing advice.
Mr. Hatch is an Independent Non‐Executive Director at AIM‐listed Vast Resources plc (LON: VAST) where he is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (FCSI).